4210.0 Community Education and Workforce Development in Public Health Genomics

Tuesday, November 1, 2011: 12:30 PM
Increase in the genetic and genomic knowledge is moving at a rapid pace. Developing strategies and programs to promote and encourage the research and application of genetics and genomics in practice requires engaging both professionals and lay communities. This session will describe projects established to educate the professional and research workforce where public health genetics/genomics is utilized as well as initiatives implemented to stimulate community engagement in academic and clinical research relationships. The first presentation will describe the implementation of an interdisciplinary educational program targeted toward health professionals. Using community-based participatory research principles, the second project discusses an initiative to foster community involvement in genomics research and application engaging prevention research centers and public health departments. The third presentation will describe the content and evaluation of a self-directed educational program designed for social and behavioral science researchers to incorporate genetics into research questions. Fourthly, a clinical research program that explores stakeholder values on sharing program benefits and results with participants will be described.
Session Objectives: Identify 3 components of a professional education program in public health genetics/genomics. Discuss 3 strategies to promote community engagement in the genomic applications and research. Explain important considerations for developing program policies for genetic/genomic research programs.
Patricia Page, MS, CGC

12:50 PM
Promoting Community Engagement in Genomic Research and Practice
Toby Citrin, JD, E. Hill DeLoney, Ella Greene-Moton and Stephen M. Modell, MD, MS
1:30 PM
Stakeholder perceptions of benefit sharing and returning research results in Kaiser Permanente's biobank program
Julie N. Harris, PhD, MPH, Carol Somkin, Petra Liljestrand, PhD and Catherine Schaefer, PhD

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Organized by: Genomics Forum

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)

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